[CQ-Contest] Anybody else seeing incoming busted QSLs?

Ria Jairam rjairam at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 11:24:34 EST 2017

Since I began receiving buro cards 10 years ago, I've always had a few
busted calls coming my way. I just return them saying NIL.


On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:09 AM, Huff David J <HuffDavidJ at johndeere.com>

> Is anyone else seeing a number of "busted" QSLs coming to them?
> I just got my yearly mailing from the incoming Zero QSL bureau, and it
> contained more cards from overseas that I never made contact with.  Keep in
> mind these are people who sent cards from Europe, South America, and
> elsewhere around the globe all the way to me, even though I did not contact
> them.  Almost all of these were CW, and when checking with my logs I am
> certain I never made contact with them.  Some of these were occurring when
> all my radio gear was packed away in boxes, and others are just so rare, I
> would have remembered them.  I spend most of my time on digital or SSB, not
> CW.  I Also did a download on LOTW and I am starting to see the same thing,
> bad CW QSOs filling my log.  I am told this is common, but I am wondering
> if there is something I should do.
> So is this A)Bad fists on CW, B)Bad logging or typos, C)people using my
> call sign for log padding, D)Super Check Partial fill errors.  One
> contester I asked indicated super check can sometimes fill in bad calls,
> especially if you have a short call sign.  I have also seen bad calls due
> to O versus 0, and I versus 1.  Do I just have a call sign that is prone to
> people getting wrong on CW?
> I have been advised to throw the cards away, but I do feel bad,
> considering the cost of postage around the globe.  Even if these came in
> via the bureau, the cost of the overseas transfer is not cheap.
> David J. Huff
> W0IM
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